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Where do I find a closed adoption record?
The adopted person may also contact the Department of Community Health to request the name of the court that finalized the adoption. Requests can be sent by mail to:
Michigan Department of Community Health
Division for Vital Records
PO Box 30721
Lansing, MI 48909
In that request, the adopted person must submit a completed and signed birth application and include their birth name if they know it, complete adoptive name, their date of birth, and their adoptive parents' names, along with a check or money order made payable to the State of Michigan for $34.00 and a copy of their current government issued photo ID. The fee is associated with the release of the amended birth certificate (the one issued in the adoptive name) along with the court information. The applicant must specifically request “COURT INFO.”
For more information about Department of Community Health, including fees or ordering information and the link to download the birth application, check out their website: www.michigan.gov/vitalrecords.